Kenn Jennings, John Stahl-Wert, Kenneth H. Blanchard
«The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community (Ken Blanchard Series)»
Berrett-Koehler Publishers | ISBN: 1576752658 | 1st edition (August 2003) | CHM | 180 Pages | 1.97 Mb
First presented as an idea 30 years ago, servant leadership is based on selflessly serving one’s team, organization, or community rather than power, domination, or self-interest. The Serving Leader presents the simple truth of this idea in a fresh parable about a dying father reunited with his estranged son and only child. This second book in the Ken Blanchard series of short inspirational empowerment texts offers a practical "action approach" to servant leadership. The five lessons Mike learns from his father — upend the pyramid, raise the bar, blaze the trail, build on strength, and run to great purpose — can be applied equally to life and work. The Serving Leader’s moving story, memorable characters, and strong insights make it as exciting as it is educational.
About the Authors:
Kenneth R Jennings, Ph.D. is a senior partner at VentureWorks. He delivers engagements to clients in leadership development, strategy, and the management of change. He is a faculty member in the Global Business Partnership at the University of Michigan Business School. Ken is also an advisor to Bethel College in the area of serving leadership and executive leadership development. Ken was previously a partner at Accenture. Prior to Accenture Ken served as a military officer around the world in various leadership roles. He is still active in advising new initiatives in Homeland Defense. His last book, Changing Health Care; Creating Tomorrow’s Winning Health Enterprise focused on the key strategies used by leading health organizations to transform healthcare.
John D. Stahl-Wert is president of Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, a 25-year-old community building collaborative in Pittsburgh that has created fifty social sector organizations, distributed $82 million for these projects, leveraging an additional $500 million of direct, measurable impact. John leads a staff of 25 diverse, multi-sector leaders who in turn manage $15 million of annual work to improve the life conditions and self-sufficiency of the poor. John is a faculty member in Geneva College’s Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, where he teaches courses in serving leadership, ethics, and decision making.